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Reader Stories: How I Walked Off Weight


Updated June 07, 2014

Have you lost weight while using walking for exercise? How did walking help you to lose weight?

Betsy Has Lost 25 Pounds and Counting

I keep a daily log of my walks; the # of miles and the time it takes. I walk on a track in my little town and there are others there who are avid walkers and I've made some good friends. My diet is l…More

Suze B

At that instant I was so inspired that I started combing the web for information. My thinking was "if you're going to do this, you're going to do it right this time!" No more yo-yo'ing. I was google …More

Roscoe: Diabetes Spurs Weight Loss

I followed the training schedules on About.com:walking mostly. Being a Type 2 diabetic, I follow a pretty strict diet. Timing with eating around walking the longer distances is critical. I've been ab…More

Diana: High Blood Pressure Helped by Walking

In March of 2008, I had some really scary chest pains. I went to the ER, but --- thank God --- all was well, except for my high blood pressure. I didn't like the meds they gave me, so I just quit tak…More

R Brubacker: Weight Loss Buddy Helps

A friend and I decided to lose weight together. We started packing healthy lunches for work, eating more fruits and vegetables, and eating at home more. Initially we had pretty good success but after…More

Brad Lost 120 Pounds and is Exerstriding

I started by walking outside at Milwaukee's lakefront about 2-3 times a week. At first I could only cover 2-3 miles. I totally cut out alcohol consumption for tthe first 2-3 months, cut out sugar, cu…More

Alex Walked Off 75 Pounds

Step 1See how many calories u need per day depending on gender, activity level and BMI Step 2Install a free or paid app which counts calories for uStep 3 Set it up for reminders and put as a goal 100…More

Darren Lost 20 Pounds in 3 Months

I started watching what I ate and the portion sizes. It was amazing how small a normal portion really is compared with what we are normally served up. I did this for about 4 weeks and noticed I lost …More

Walked Off 18 Kilograms and Diabetes

I walk on treadmill, I hike, do elliptical, bicycling. Sugars and refined carbs are a big no no. my diet includes lots of veggies, fruits (as permitted) whole grains and nuts, low fat dairy products.…More

Lisa Walked Off 17 Pounds

I Walk 1/2 hour 6 days a week. I eat any and everything, but in portion. I drink 6 glasses of water daily . I also do yoga class on Saturday, and it helps alot , because it help me do stretch my musc…More

Missing Nutrients Key to Weight Loss

Every time I tried to control my diet, I felt starved and weak. I decided that my diet was not balanced i.e. my body was craving more food because some essential nutrients were missing and I dismisse…More

Rita Walks Off 45 Pounds

A friend noted that I was losing weight - Naaaa I said...not happening. But I realized that I'd stopped eating fast food and now don't eat processed food. I also started walking with a friend at work…More

15 Year Old Loses Weight

I will keep on exercising not only for my weight but because of my health. You might think that its not possible, but everyone has a better chance of losing weight. i thought it wasn't going to happe…More

Gym in a Shoe

My diet has always been pretty good. I don't eat a lot of meat because of the hormones and antibiotics. The same with chicken! I have a bowl of fruit with yogurt, All Bran and granola in the morning.…More

Walking Helped Kavita Lose Two Kilograms

The distance from hostel to office was about 2Kms,the job involved a lot of walking in the office.My hostel menu included items like Rice cakes,Roti,Rice and Vegetables etc., On an average I walked …More

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